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August Council Meeting Minutes Adopted

Browse the minutes of the August 12-13 and August 17 Council meetings here.

Join Us in Congratulating Teresa Brinati!

Please join us in celebrating Teresa’s 25th anniversary on the SAA staff! SAA’s publishing director is talented, passionate about SAA, enthusiastic, funny, a triathlete—truly a force of nature. To read members’ memories of Teresa—or to share your own—click here. Cheers to 25 years, Teresa!

Call for Volunteers: SAA Foundation Board of Directors

SAA President Danna C. Bell and SAA Foundation President Fynnette Eaton invite volunteers to serve on the SAA Foundation Board of Directors. Board members are elected by the SAA Council based on a slate developed by the Foundation Board. Read more here. Deadline: October 22, 2013.

American Archives Month: Collaborating to "Spread the Word"

If you’re interested in spreading the good word about archives and archivists—in October or throughout the year—click here to check out our practical tips on "Talking Points on the Value of Archives," "Event Planning Guide," "Tips for Media Interviews," "Archives and Young People," "Outreach Ideas from Your Colleagues," and more!

Council Creates Committee on Advocacy and Public Policy

The SAA Council has approved creation of a new Committee on Advocacy and Public Policy to “provide strategic information and advice to the SAA Council to enhance SAA’s capacity to address public policy issues and concerns affecting archivists, archives, the archival profession, and its stakeholders.” CAPP replaces the Government Affairs Working Group. Read the full committee description here.

New at the SAA Bookstore

SAA is proud to debut two new titles: Exhibits in Archives and Special Collections Libraries by Jessica Lacher-Feldman gives readers practical and straightforward tips on developing enlightening exhibits. In Perspectives on Women’s Archives, edited by Tanya Zanish-Belcher with Anke Voss, eighteen essays written by noted archivists and historians inspire new thinking about the value of women’s archives and how to fill the gaps in our recordkeeping. 

In Other Actions, the SAA Council....

Click here for a summary of actions taken by the SAA Council at its August 12-13 meeting in New Orleans.

Council Adopts Principles and Priorities for Continuously Improving Annual Meeting

At its August 12 meeting the SAA Council adopted “Principles and Priorities for Continuously Improving the SAA Annual Meeting,” based on the comprehensive work of the 2011-2013 Annual Meeting Task Force.  Read the full Task Force report here.

SAA Office Closed; See You in New Orleans!

The SAA office is closed from Monday, August 12, through Monday, August 19, as we provide staff support to the Joint Annual Meeting in New Orleans. We look forward to processing your orders promptly when the office reopens on Tuesday, August 20 – and to seeing many of you during the week!

Follow the conference via Twitter at #saa13.

New Mobile App, Online Schedule, and Website for ARCHIVES 2013

ARCHIVES 2013 now has its own website, an interactive schedule, and a mobile app! • Create your own conference schedule • Connect with attendees, speakers, and exhibitors on social media • Access the schedule from any mobile device • Sync with Google, Outlook, and iCal calendars. Take a look and try it out:

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